National / International News

Royal Navy carrier returns home

BBC - 5 hours 20 min ago
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth for the final time.

First aid for the mind

BBC - 6 hours 7 min ago
First aid for the mind

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

NPR News - 6 hours 17 min ago

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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Police 'rise to cuts challenge'

BBC - 6 hours 18 min ago
The police watchdog praises forces for cutting £2.5bn from budgets over the last four years, but warns the public is noticing fewer local officers on the beat.

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

BBC - 6 hours 18 min ago
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

Israeli strike hits Gaza hospital

BBC - 6 hours 30 min ago
Five people are killed and 70 injured after an Israeli strike hits a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say.

China signs Venezuela oil deal

BBC - 6 hours 37 min ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

S Korea ferry boss death confirmed

BBC - 6 hours 59 min ago
Police in South Korea say a body they found in June is that of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April killing 300 people.

How would the UK fare without Scotland?

BBC - 7 hours 1 min ago
How the UK's life expectancy changes without Scotland

The Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket

BBC - 7 hours 6 min ago
The Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket

Graduate jobs in the UK 'grow 17%'

BBC - 7 hours 13 min ago
A survey suggests graduate jobs in the UK have recovered but many employers are struggling to fill skilled posts.

Student loan system 'tipping point'

BBC - 7 hours 18 min ago
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.

Weir named as Master of the Queen's Music

BBC - 7 hours 23 min ago
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.

Point-blank Taser use questioned

BBC - 7 hours 32 min ago
The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance".

How one man put a tiny island on the map

BBC - 7 hours 45 min ago
How can a remote Pacific island upstage the Commonwealth superpowers?

New FGM measures announced at summit

BBC - 7 hours 54 min ago
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation and forced marriage within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

The children left behind in hot cars

BBC - 7 hours 58 min ago
Why do so many children die in hot cars?

Longannet in 'top 30 EU polluters'

BBC - 8 hours 3 min ago
Scotland's Longannet power station is named as one of the top 30 polluting power plants in the EU.

PPI 'dominates complaints data'

BBC - 8 hours 10 min ago
Up to 5,000 new complaints a week about payment protection insurance (PPI) are making their way to the financial ombudsman, but the numbers are falling.

The 90-year-old sex guru

BBC - 8 hours 14 min ago
The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit
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